Richard Simpson Green-Ayers

Brief Life History of Richard Simpson

Richard Simpson Green-Ayers was born on 27 October 1820, in Franklin, Georgia, United States as the son of Asa Ayers and Elizabeth Payne. He married Louisa Heddon in 1841, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Northern Division, Marshall, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Beat 5, Tippah, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died on 27 May 1897, in Ruckersville, Tippah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Falkner, Tippah, Mississippi, United States.

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Richard Simpson Green-Ayers
Hattie Heathcock
Marriage: about 1867
L. P. Ayers
Lou birchie Ayers Blythe
Edward Ayres
Robert Edward Ayers
Eligia Ayres
Simpson Green Ayers Jr.
Beatrice Ayers
Bee Ayers
Marshall Richard Ayers
Almitche May "Allie" Ayers
Fred G. Ayers
Nathan Vernice Ayers
Minnie Belle Ayres
Lona M. Ayres

Sources (8)

  • S G Ayres, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Simpson Green Ayers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Simpson Green Ayers in entry for Vernice Ayers, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

One of the most enduringly successful of the Old French personal names introduced into Britain by the Normans. It is of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from rīc ‘power’ + hard ‘strong, hardy’. It has enjoyed continuous popularity in England from the Conquest to the present day, influenced by the fact that it was borne by three kings of England, in particular Richard I ( 1157–99 ). He was king for only ten years ( 1189–99 ), most of which he spent in warfare abroad, taking part in the Third Crusade and costing the people of England considerable sums in taxes. Nevertheless, he achieved the status of a folk hero, and was never in England long enough to disappoint popular faith in his goodness and justice. He was also Duke of Aquitaine and Normandy and Count of Anjou, fiefs which he held at a time of maximum English expansion in France. His exploits as a leader of the Third Crusade earned him the nickname ‘Coeur de Lion’ or ‘Lionheart’ and a permanent place in popular imagination, in which he was even more firmly enshrined by Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe ( 1820 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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